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Title A framework for sharing broadband infrastructure in South Africa : a case of rural community.
AuthorMkhomazi, Sharol Sibongile.
SubjectTelecommunication systems -- South Africa.
SubjectBroadband communication systems -- South Africa.
AbstractD. Tech. Computer Science and Data Processing (Business Information Systems)
Abstract The research examined the interplay between actors in the deployment of shared telecommunication infrastructures such as broadband. The study was conducted from a social context perspective, in three-fold. This includes understanding of sharing telecommunication infrastructures in rural areas; investigation of the influencing factors; and the roles of the community members. The analysis and interpretation of the empirical data revealed that the interaction amongst actors, which manifests from processes, politics and legislation are critical in the deployment of shared telecommunication infrastructures in South Africa rural areas. Based on the findings from the study, a Telecommunication Infrastructure Sharing framework was developed. The Telecommunication Infrastructure Sharing framework is aimed at guiding shared broadband deployment in the rural areas of South Africa.